Bishop visits St. Paul's Church

May 14, 2013

From Staff and Wire Reports

St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Lucerne Valley celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sunday, April 27.

The parish welcomed Bishop Gerald R. Barnes, the bishop of the San Bernardino diocese, who officiated the 9 a.m mass. Joining Bishop Barnes were several priests from Our Lady of the Desert Church in Apple Valley, some of whom previously served the Lucerne Valley parish.

Following the Mass, attendees celebrated with special dances, songs and a pot luck meal.

Omya donates $1,500 to LV Domestic Violence Shelter

May 14, 2013


Lucerne Valley-based Omya California made a donation of $1,500 to the Lucerne Valley Domestic Violence Outreach last week.

Omya plant manager Peter Sutherland and administrative assistant Jeannette Cox presented the check to center volunteers Phillip “Doc” Fouts and Elaine Dwire.

Three years ago, San Bernardino County cut funding to the center, which today relies exclusively on donations from individuals and businesses.

“I think it’s clear there’s a real need,” Sutherland said. “I’m glad we’re helping a little.”

Watch your step, it's snake season

May 14, 2013


Springtime arrived nearly two months ago and with it came wildflowers, new foliage — and snakes.
While many snakes that residents of Lucerne Valley may encounter are non-poisonous, the area is also home to several venomous varieties.

Larry Mayer, a member of the Lucerne Valley Community Emergency Response Team, urges residents to beware that potentially lethal snakes are out and about.


What's Happening - May 8, 2013

May 14, 2013

Bingo Night with Rock Griffith May 8; Karaoke on May 11
Rock Griffith will host Bingo Night at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 at the Lucerne Valley Senior Center.
Snacks will be available for less than $5.
On Saturday, May 11, the Honorary Mayor candidate will host a Dinner and Show Karaoke night.There will be surprise show guests. Karaoke contest will be for ages 15 and up.
There will be no fee at the door. Dinner tickets, with dessert included, are $12. A variety of drinks are $3 and under.
There will be cash prize for winners.

On Horses: Introduce New Horses Gradually

May 14, 2013

There are new horses and new horse owners in the area because of springtime or people obtaining horses. There are some issues you should deal with before bringing a new horse home.

Horses are herd animals and very social, so they like being with other horses. So if you have other horses they will usually get along with them but take it slowly. Following some simple guideline will ease the process.
You want to check the area and corral that your new horse will be housed. The corral should be clean because your horse will sniff everywhere.

Religion: The Love of God's Word

May 14, 2013

By Steve Colangelo

We have many different meanings for love in our English language. We can love our spouse and we can love ice cream. “Oh, I really love that” with an eye roll has a completely different meaning than, “Oh, I really love that!” with an excited voice on Christmas morning. We too often throw the word love around haphazardly and indiscriminately.

High school girl ejected after solo LV crash

May 2, 2013
Capt. Ben Van Wyke walks toward his fired unit after tending to a rollover crash victim.


LUCERNE VALLEY • A 17-year-old Lucerne Valley girl on her way home from high school was ejected from her vehicle after a solo rollover Thursday afternoon.

The girl, whose name was being withheld due to her age, landed in a empty lot 10-15 feet from where her late model Toyota Corolla came to rest on its side.

Wally and Amber Wagner were in their back yard and observed the rollover and the girl’s ejection.

“It was sad to watch,” said Wally Wagner.

Honorary Mayor event serves up a good time

May 1, 2013

The Lazy Lizard Ranch was jumping with activity last Sunday afternoon as Honorary Mayor candidate Lyle Thomas and many friends enjoyed a rollicking fun time.

Pegleg Slim entertained, guests devoured kettles full of chili, participated in barstool race contests, and relaxed on a summery day at Jerry Bryant’s dude ranch.

The festivities were emceed by Thomas’s campaign manager Pam Hardwick. Cindy Rattray was named the winner of the chili contest,



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